Chocolate pudding is a rich velvety dessert which, I bet,any chocolate lover can't let go off so easily. For those people who have tasted the 'Danette' chocolate pudding(it's a ready made one found in stores in Dubai)this recipe would let you make exactly the same,I promise.I was really skeptical about it initially,but then, one fine evening I gave in to my strong cravings for a chocolaty treat, the best part of this dessert is that,most of its ingredients are readily available in most households,so no pre-planning required!
I found it's recipe in GoodHousekeeping magazine, further searches gave me few other recipes, some used dutch cocoa powder,and some other recipe required unsweetened cocoa powder. I decided to go with Cadbury cocoa powder,you may increase the amount of sugar in this recipe if dominant sweet taste satisfies your taste buds else go with chocolate for a cocoa-dominated pudding.
Also Check out the Goodhousekeeping site,for really good housekeeping tricks,I mean a beautiful site for any woman trying to master her domestic management skills,after all, which woman does not want to become a domestic diva,like Monica of F.R.I.E.N.D.S, but sadly enough,it will take a lot of time for me to become a diva!
Seriously,the only thing that most aunts(domestic divas) say, is that "Don't clutter,clean as you go,I mean wash and put away the plates or dishes as soon as the work is over, don't put it into the sink !! thinking you would wash it later, you would end up piling up the dishes,you will have to extend another half an hour to complete the washing !!!", but then you know sometimes I do sometimes I dont,hmmmmmmmm long way to go !:-)
So here is the recipe.
1)cocoa powder-1/3 cup
2)egg yolk-4 large
3)corn flour-1/4 cup
5)vanilla extract-1 tsp
6)unsalted butter-2 tbsp
--In a thick bottomed saucepan put sugar,cornflour,cocoa powder,egg yolks,warm milk and salt,mix well using a whisk,such that all the powdered ingredients are well dissolved in it,without any lumps.
--Put a sieve on a bowl and keep aside.
--After mixing,put the saucepan on heat and keep stirring with a whisk,when it starts bubbling,lower the flame, and whisk scraping the sides and the bottom,it takes seconds for it to to turn from liquid to a thick consistancy, so just see that,when the mixture starts getting thick,turn off the flame and,put the mixture in the sieve,pass it through the sieve,and collect it in the bowl below it,to ensure no lumps are formed.
--Finally,add the vanilla essence and the unsalted butter(@ room temperature)to the sieved mixture and mix well, till butter is melted and mixed well in the pudding.
--Cover the bowl with a cling wrap tightly and refrigerate for at least two hours,it tastes best when it is chilled!
--You can also add chopped toasted cashews or almonds,or any nuts of your choice!
--So enjoy the chocolate pudding,lick your spoon clean!lol(I cleaned my bowl:))